Fifteen-year old Yog Suryakant Panjarale belongs to a farmer’s family Nandurbar region of Maharashtra. He has attended 132 classes online coding from WhiteHat Jr 132 classes till date. Now he has developed ‘Farmer Helper app.’
The boy’s problem statement came from observing his ever anxious father visiting the farm at odd hours to turn-on or turn-off the motor on the tube-well located at their farm almost 5 km away from their house. “The irrigation schedule needs to be maintained,” he was told. Yog started working on an IoT based application which could help farmers like his father manage farm equipment from home.
“The concept of IoT is being embraced worldwide. It is time that the farming community benefits from the same as well. The smile that I saw on my father’s face when I showed him the application was priceless. I feel special to have contributed to make his life simpler in my own small way,” says Yog. The other benefit was that his solution could help minimise water-wastage and reduce the monthly electricity bills of the farm. Yog was encouraged to pursue this project by his teacher at WhiteHat Jr, Somadatta Bandyopadhyay.
Proud of his son’s achievement, Yog’s father Suryakant Panjarale said, “I was extremely happy and very proud of my son when I saw the Farmer Helper app. I know that what he is learning at WhiteHat Jr is further helping him turn his ideas into reality. I would love to see him come up with more such ideas to help farmers.”